Last updated: April 1
How will my child continue to learn while they’re at home?
On Tuesday, March 31, Premier Brian Pallister and Education Minister Kelvin Goertzen announced that in-school classes will be suspended for the remainder of the school year to help reduce the impact of COVID-19. However, students will continue their education through remote learning.
The suspension of in-school classes follows the province’s previous announcement on March 13 that classes would be suspended at all kindergarten to Grade 12 schools through April 10. The premier has said this new step to extend the suspension is being taken with the interests of students, educators and all Manitobans in mind.
With this announcement, Louis Riel School Division (LRSD) will be meeting regularly with Manitoba Education representatives and colleagues from across the province as additional plans and processes are developed to support continued remote learning.
We will be making updates to this page, our guiding principles for educational continuance and providing additional resources next week to further support and enhance our original plan for the initial three week suspension of classes that is oultined below.
Our classroom teachers will provide a selection of learning opportunities for students and parents/guardians during the suspension of classes. Learning opportunities will focus on the big ideas of the Manitoba Curriculum and will reinforce inquiry learning using a project-based approach. Our Teaching and Learning portal is being updated to provide teachers a collection of resources that can serve as a planning aid. These resources will be updated on an ongoing basis. Schools will decide if learning materials will be distributed in digital form, print or a combination of both.
During the suspension of classes, all student work will focus on:
- Practice: Reinforcing concepts and understandings previously taught.
- Preparation: Planning for future units of study through the frontloading of topics and themes.
- Extension: Building on the concepts of inquiry: fostering curiosity
- developing critical thinking
- encouraging independent thinking
- supporting reasoning skills
We are committed to providing as many opportunities for students as possible to maintain a sense of community, while recognizing that it will not replicate the learning that takes place on a regular basis in our classrooms. We are collectively doing the best we can under such exceptional circumstances. Read more information about LRSD's Guiding Principles for Educational Continuance
. You can also check out these Remote Learning slides
for information on some offline activities to help keep students' minds in shape.
If you have any questions about material your child is receiving, please reach out to the teacher. If you've unsure of who to contact, please visit this webpage to contact us.